Tyndall and TSSG Targeting €82m in Funding and 10 Spin-Outs with Internet of Things Partnership

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Tyndall and TSSG targeting €82m in funding and 10 spin-outs with internet of things partnership Tyndall National Institute and Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will seek to draw down €82m of funding available through the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and create 10 spin-outs. The MoU will formalize a partnership between the two research institutions to create a full end-to-end offering in the IoT space.  The MoU is targeting the creation of 10 new spin-out companies based on IoT technologies that will span multiple sectors. Tyndall and TSSG are currently collaborating on several projects across the energy, agriculture, environment, and health sectors to deliver a tangible connection for…

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Permanent TSB to hike standard variable mortgage rate

Permanent TSB to hike standard variable mortgage rate

Permanent TSB has confirmed that it is raising the interest rates on its standard variable mortgages and related products by 0.5pc from the start of February. As a result, the new rate for customers holding standard variable mortgages is 3.69pc. Permanent TSB said the move would affect just under 80,000 residential mortgage customers, who make up 45pc of its residential mortgage loan book. Its other 100,000 residential mortgage customers will not be affected. High cost of fundsThe bank said the decision to increase rates had been forced on it as a result of the continuing high cost of funds. “While the bank sources funds from a variety of sources, the…

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TSSG in Waterford Leading Major EU 5G Project

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The Telecommunications, Software, and Systems Group ( TSSG ) at Waterford Institute of Technology is co-ordinating an EU-funded project to help build the global technical infrastructure for a fifth generation (5G) telecommunications network and mobile internet. The 30-month CogNet (Cognitive Networks) project has received almost €6m in EU funding as the only Irish-led project approved under the Horizon 2020-financed, 5G Public, Private Partnership programme (5G-PPP). Current telecom providers have just started the process of rolling out 4G, and 5G is likely to start appearing around 2022. A multinational project, CogNet will develop solutions to provide a highly automated and more intelligent level of network monitoring and management, improve operational and energy…

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Entrepreneurs return from EOY CEO retreat in North America

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Over 110 of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs are back in Ireland following last week’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year CEO retreat in Vancouver and Seattle. The retreat, which was attended by this year’s finalists and a number of EOY alumni, was, according to the organisers, “focused on equipping the entrepreneurs in attendance with the building blocks to create a robust global vision for their respective businesses”. “The CEO Retreat exposed our entrepreneurs to visionaries across all walks of life, from the founders of cutting-edge emerging companies to the president and CEO of global aerospace giant Boeing” said Frank O’Keeffe, partner-in-charge of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. “Whether they were artists, politicians…

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Nelson Mandela – Leadership Which Ended Apartheid

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The Nelson Mandella Mural Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and was an instrumental figure in ending apartheid. After his term as president, Nelson Mandela went on to become an advocate for social and human rights organizations. A Short Biography Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, a small village in South Africa. He was the first in his family to attend school and it was there that his English teacher gave him the name ‘Nelson.’ His involvement in politics started when the National Party, which supported the apartheid policy of racial segregation, won the elections. Mandela joined the African National Congress party and began actively campaigning…

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What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goldman

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Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman, one of the world’s leading experts on emotional and social intelligence. As he publishes his latest collection of articles, he speaks to Ann O’Dea about many topics, including leadership in London.

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